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Class 2 Device Recall ARCHITECT Folate Reagent

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  Class 2 Device Recall ARCHITECT Folate Reagent see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 28, 2007
Date Posted May 09, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 25, 2007
Recall Number Z-0792-2007
Recall Event ID 37780
Product Classification in vitro diagnostic - Product Code CGN
Product ARCHITECT Folate Reagent, for in vitro diagnostics, List Numbers 07K60-20 (4 x 100 test kits), 07K60-25 (100 test kits)and 07K60-30 (4 x 500 test kits); manufactured by Abbott Ireland Diagnostic Division, Lisnamuck, Longford, Ireland.
Code Information Product Control/Lot # (For List #07K60-20): 42908JN00, 42964JN00 and 42905JN00; (For List #07K60-25): 42909JN00, 42965JN00 and 42906JN00; (For List #07K60-30): 42910JN00, 42966JN00, 42907JN00, and 42931JN00.
Recalling Firm/
Abbott Laboratories, Inc
1921 Hurd Drive
PO Box 152020
Irving TX 75038
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
If the ARCHITECT i2000/i2000sr System becomes contaminated with microbes generating folate-like by-products, the ARCHITECT Folate assay may experience calibration failures and/or shifts in results.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Notification Letters were sent to all customers who received the ARCHITECT Folate Reagent on 03/28/07. Customers were provided with instructions on how to conduct a Wash Buffer Unload procedure and were requested to perform this action daily. Customers were also asked to contact their local Abbott Customer Support Rep to schedule an Internal Decontamination procedure on the ARCHITECT System. Firm recalling to the user (laboratory) level.
Quantity in Commerce 3866 units.
Distribution Folate Reagent distributed to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom. No US distribution.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.